As you know, I was in Cape Town for the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization last fall. The statement working group from the congress has recently released the Cape Town Commitment: A Confession of Faith and a Call to Action. Here’s the section on leadership, especially as it pertains to the church in the […]
Excellent. From Justin Taylor, quoting Adler’s How to Read a Book (p. 140): Teachability is often confused with subservience. A person is wrongly thought to be teachable if he is passive and pliable. On the contrary, teachability is an extremely active virtue. No one is really teachable who does not freely exercise his power of […]
Yesterday I posted a passage from John Piper’s book Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God on the importance of asking questions of the biblical text in order to grow in our understanding (this is true in the rest of life as well!). For example, simply asking the question “why is […]
From the Harvard Business Review article “The Case for Slack: Building ‘Incubation Time’ into Your Week”: Slack is anathema to most manufacturing processes, but it’s indispensable for creativity. How can you build in the incubation time required for breakthrough strategies and ideas? Start by changing your mental model of production, suggests Michael Connor, manufacturing director […]
Tim Challies gives a good overview of how he reads a book. This is especially significant coming from him, because he reads more than almost anyone I know, and is currently reading through every New York Times best seller for his project 10 Million Words.
I don’t agree with the way he states everything in the article, but John Mark Reynolds gives some good thoughts on the health care bill. Here is one of his most significant points: The more serious problem is what it might begin to do to us as human beings. Giving more power to the central […]
Thomas Sowell gives some very sensible thoughts on health care reform in his latest column. Here are the first few paragraphs, which provide one of the most succinct summaries of the key issues that I’ve seen: Most discussions of health care are like something out of Alice in Wonderland. What is the biggest complaint about […]
HT: Alex Chediak
Michael Hyatt posts a good summary of some of the key ideas that most stood out to him at this conference. One core question of late is whether electronic books and the ability to self publish more effectively will eliminate the need for publishers altogether. Hyatt records a really good answer to this question from […]
John Piper describes his approach to remembering the things he reads. It comes down to underlining, commenting in the margin, and indexing — and for books that really strike him, writing a page or two in his journal.